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Disability History in the Making

Abilities365 News | 2014-06-19 20:51:44
The 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act is on the horizon and people are thinking about how far it's all come, both individually and as a movement. Because you won't find much on the history of people with disabilities in textbooks, the recently-launched Disability Visibility Project has created a way for people within the Community to share and record their personal experiences for posterity. Isn't your story actually a piece of history? Find out how to preserve it. 

Here's the story...

StoryCorps Looks To Record Disability Experience

By Shaun Heasley @ disabilityscoop.com

As the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act approaches next year, a new project is launching to encourage people within the disability community to share their stories.

The effort known as the Disability Visibility Project is kicking off Monday as a community partnership with StoryCorps, a national nonprofit that allows everyday people to record casual, one-on-one conversations in an effort to preserve history. The recordings are frequently featured on NPR’s “Morning Edition.

StoryCorps’ recording booth in San Francisco is making sessions available between July 10 and Dec. 13 specifically for members of the disability community to record their stories. Additional times are expected to be added leading up to the ADA’s 25th anniversary in July 2015.

To read the full article, please visit: http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/06/16/storycorps-disability/19443/

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